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‘I would have told him to stand up’ – Daddy Freeze reacts to Wole Soyinka’s plane incident


Daddy Freeze has reacted to business mogul, Tonye Cole’s post about a young man who asked professor Wole Soyinka to get up from his window seat in a plane despite other passengers begging him to let the renowned literary icon have the seat.

In his post, Daddy Freeze stressed that the young man had the courage to demand for his right but Wole Soyinka has over the years failed to demand for the rights of Nigerians from its leaders.


Read his piece below;

Dear Tonye Cole,

I probably would have politely done the same thing the young man did.

Growing up, I was taught never to challenge my elders. In retrospect, I find it difficult to point to what this has earned us as a people? Are we more morally upright, safer, richer and better than nations where children are encouraged to stand up to elders? NO!

Nigeria, with all our respect, has become the poverty capital of the world boasting of more people in extreme poverty than China and India combined, YES, COMBINED! (According to worldpoverty.io)


Some of our elders have sold our birthright, lied to us about salvation and taken foolish decisions that have impoverished us.

What drew me to Prof. Soyinka in the first place was the fact that he never failed to challenge our leaders in power and religion, no matter their age.

The young man on the flight DEMANDED his right; if you can’t demand your right on a flight, how can you demand it from the government or church?

The government needs to provide amenities for the people, while the Church should be accountable to the last kobo, we MUST demand this!


Christ was less than 33 years old when he challenged the Pharisees, the authorities in religion of that time, who were in their 70s and 80s. ~FRZ

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